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  • F. Amelung employed the terms Zugzwang, Tempozwang and


  • In fact, here in China, where chess is very popular, chess players might realise that Mr Lenihan is in a position called Zugzwang, which refers to a carefully orchestrated manoeuvre where the victim is left in a position where he has to move, but any move he makes renders him worse off.

    David McWilliams

  • Adolf Hitler is more often a subject than creator of gallery art, such as this exhibit of photographs of Hitler and artist Marcel Duchamp created by artist Rudolf Herz titled "Zugzwang" as part of the Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery / Recent Art exhibit at the Jewish Museum in 2002.

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  • OED: 'White has struggled bravely and only loses by "Zugzwang".'

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  • Zugzwang is a position in chess where where you have your choice of how to lose, but not much else.


  • In chess terms, the Biologos boys are faced with a monster Zugzwang on this one.

    The resurrection of Omphalos - The Panda's Thumb

  • But suddenly I HAD to have a little book-sized chess set at my side to accompany my read of Zugzwang, to throw the boards and pieces on the page into sharp relief before my eyes, and so imagine my delight at finding the exact same set on eBay for a mere £2.

    45 entries from March 2008

  • The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig of course and Miniature Man by r. muir (the mysteriously anonymous lower case r. muir) and now into my hands Zugzwang by Ronan Bennett.

    45 entries from March 2008

  • Only so much Russian angst I can cope with at one time, but once I have recovered from Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith, Zugzwang will fill the Russian reading slot and battle will commence.


  • Mark Reckons: Gordon Brown is in Zugzwang skip to main

    Gordon Brown is in Zugzwang


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  • it means "A position in which any decision or move will result in problems."

    July 7, 2013